AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nitero, the global leader in high performance and low power 60GHz Wi-Fi solutions, today announced that it has been named the winner in the Wireless Networking category of the 2014 Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, an operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. Nitero’s NT4600 module, based on the IEEE 802.11ad™ standard, won for Traffic Offload.
“Putting 60GHz Wi-Fi into hundreds of millions of smartphones and tablets equates to literally hundreds of millions of new sockets – or rather, opportunities – for operators to deliver content into the home or directly onto a device, at speeds that consumers expect from the next generation of service,” said Pat Kelly, CEO, Nitero. “As the industry’s only 60GHz Wi-Fi solution built from the ground up for mobile platforms, the NT4600 is the key that unlocks 5G. We’re honored that our NT4600 has been named an award winner by Fierce Innovation Awards’ judges.”
Finalists’ applications were judged by an exclusive carrier-only panel of executives from AT&T, CableLabs, Cablevision System Corporation, Comcast, Cox Communications, Inc., Orange, Sprint, TeliaSonera International Carrier, and Verizon. The judges evaluated all applications on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, compatibility with existing networks, end-user customer experience, and overall level of innovation.
The NT4600 is the first product from Nitero’s 60G® family of 60GHz solutions. 60GHz Wi-Fi leverages the unlicensed 60GHz radio frequency band, available worldwide, to deliver very high bandwidth at up to 7Gbps in dense environments. As 5G infrastructure deployments evolve, carriers will leverage 60GHz to extend the reach of fiber and increase the density of cellular networks without the need for new construction. In a home environment, consumers will be able to use their own 60GHz spectrum to offload traffic from the network, while both relieving and avoiding congestion within the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. Nitero will begin production shipment of the NT4600 in 2015.
Nitero will showcase its 60GHz Wi-Fi solution at the 2015 International CES. To request a meeting, email CES@nitero.com.
Nitero is a fabless semiconductor company developing high performance, low power 60GHz solutions. The company’s world-class engineering team has delivered the industry’s first end-to-end 60GHz Wi-Fi solution designed for mobile applications from the ground up. Nitero’s technology builds on CMOS mm-wave research conducted by NICTA and the University of Melbourne from 2004 until Nitero's spinout from NICTA in 2011. Nitero is funded by leading venture capitalists with deep semiconductor roots – Austin Ventures, Southern Cross Venture Partners and Trailblazer Capital. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with a design center in Melbourne, Australia. For more information, visit www.nitero.com.
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